GRENADA — Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplier of parts to the appliance, automotive, HVAC/R and off-highway markets, is expanding its operations in Grenada. The expansion includes the installation of a new air compressor and air handling system to help the company streamline its production lines and make them more efficient, as well as the installation of a new assembly line to manufacture appliance parts for Electrolux mini-ovens.
A $300,000 investment by the company, the expansion will create 40 new jobs, bringing the total number of employees at the Grenada facility to 180.
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) worked closely with company and local officials to help facilitate the expansion. The agency provided assistance to Grenada County through the Community Development Block Grant program to help with infrastructure improvements to the publicly-owned building leased by Grenada Stamping and Assembly. The county also provided assistance for the expansion.
“These improvements will greatly facilitate our efforts to diversify and grow the Grenada plant. These improvements and this diversification increase our ability to not only preserve the jobs of our current employees, but give us the ability to add jobs at our Grenada plant,” said Grenada Stamping general manager Gary Houston.
A subsidiary of Ice Industries, which is headquartered in Sylvania, Ohio, Grenada Stamping and Assembly has a broad menu of capabilities, including the ability to blank, form, weld and assemble a variety of materials of various strengths and thicknesses. In addition to being a supplier to Electrolux in Canada, the company provides parts to Ford Motor Company in Argentina, First Solar Panels in Canada, Copeland in Northern Ireland, Belgium, Thailand and China and Toyota Boshoku in Indiana.
The company’s Grenada operations are housed in a 300,000-square-foot main plant and a recently-renovated 40,000-square-foot facility.